We Will Be Made Whole by Brian Rihlmann


it’s better
to get used to it 

to staticky connections
dropped calls
and autocorrected intentions 

to their scarred eyes
blurring your kindness
and twisting it
into a spiral staircase
to a childhood dungeon 

get used to them
spitting on secrets handed over
like broken bread
or turning their backs
while you slink away

touching the torn edge of your navel
as a reminder
of the wholeness
that was

and the one that awaits


©2019 Brian Rihlmann


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Brian Rihlmann was born in NJ, and currently lives in Reno, NV. He writes mostly semi autobiographical, confessional free verse. Folk poetry…for folks. He has been published in Constellate Magazine, Poppy Road Review, Cajun Mutt Press, The Rye Whiskey Review and has an upcoming piece in The American Journal Of Poetry.


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